From the Department of Justice for the District of Montana:

On March 19th, a federal jury convicted a Billings woman who was accused of trafficking meth from Mexico into California, then mailing the drugs to a Billings contact for distribution.

The jury found Dawn Marie Guevara, 43, guilty of "conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth", after a two-day trial starting on March 18th.

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Guevara is facing a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in prison, a $10 million fine, and at least five years of supervised release.

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Sentencing is set for July 18th, 2024, and Guevara continues to be held pending further proceedings.

From the Court Documents

In court documents and at the trial, the government claimed that Guevara conspired with others to distribute meth in Billings between July 2018 and December 2018. In July 2018, Montana Division of Criminal Investigation received information from Guevara living in Mexico who was selling meth through social media orders and arranging for someone in Billings to receive it, to complete the transaction.

Law enforcement got meth sent by Guevara in controlled purchases and increasing amounts. An undercover investigation revealed that Guevara would obtain meth in Mexico, then cross into the US using her U.S. passport, and finally mail the meth from a post office in San Ysidro.

Money collected from sales was wired to Guevara in Mexico. Border crossing details showed Guevara entered the US 20 times through San Ysidro Port of Entry between July 7, 2018, and October 18, 2018. She was arrested in 2023 when she crossed the border from Mexico.

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